Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:57 UTC
Apple "Whereas the iPhone is aimed at short, focused tasks, the iPad is more likely to lend itself to longer, more general tasks that involve using multiple apps, just as we're used to on the Mac. It's easy to imagine wanting to use an iPad to read text in Mobile Safari, copy some text to a Pages document, and send that document to a colleague via Mail. That specific example may turn out to be possible with the current iPhone OS, but it points toward needing more ways for iPad apps to work together in the future."
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by chikahiro on Wed 10th Feb 2010 01:49 UTC
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2009-10-15

I'd love it to really multitask, but at the same time keeping the iPad predominantly single-tasking means it won't supplant the Mac Book for a fair number of people. As such, yeah, to me it makes sense not to have it. Lets be honest - for a fair number of people the iPad could completely replace a computer if the OS was beefed up enough, but I think Apple would much rather point you at more expensive offerings rather than let you do that.

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